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Table A-5. Employment status of the civilian population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, not seasonally adjusted

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Table A-5. Employment status of the civilian population 18 years and over by veteran status, period of service, and sex, not seasonally adjusted
[Numbers in thousands]
Employment status, veteran status, and period of service Total Men Women
Oct.
2013
Oct.
2014
Oct.
2013
Oct.
2014
Oct.
2013
Oct.
2014

VETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

21,305 21,069 19,073 18,810 2,232 2,259

Civilian labor force

10,920 10,729 9,474 9,308 1,445 1,421

Participation rate

51.3 50.9 49.7 49.5 64.8 62.9

Employed

10,169 10,248 8,840 8,905 1,329 1,343

Employment-population ratio

47.7 48.6 46.3 47.3 59.6 59.5

Unemployed

750 480 634 403 116 77

Unemployment rate

6.9 4.5 6.7 4.3 8.0 5.5

Not in labor force

10,385 10,340 9,599 9,502 787 838

Gulf War-era II veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,025 3,340 2,381 2,629 644 710

Civilian labor force

2,467 2,628 1,978 2,146 489 481

Participation rate

81.5 78.7 83.1 81.6 75.8 67.7

Employed

2,220 2,440 1,788 2,013 432 427

Employment-population ratio

73.4 73.1 75.1 76.5 67.1 60.1

Unemployed

246 188 190 134 56 54

Unemployment rate

10.0 7.2 9.6 6.2 11.6 11.2

Not in labor force

558 712 402 483 156 229

Gulf War-era I veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

3,095 3,202 2,568 2,599 527 604

Civilian labor force

2,597 2,680 2,192 2,227 405 454

Participation rate

83.9 83.7 85.3 85.7 76.8 75.1

Employed

2,431 2,605 2,055 2,161 377 444

Employment-population ratio

78.6 81.3 80.0 83.1 71.4 73.5

Unemployed

165 76 137 66 28 10

Unemployment rate

6.4 2.8 6.3 3.0 7.0 2.1

Not in labor force

499 522 376 372 122 150

World War II, Korean War, and Vietnam-era veterans

Civilian noninstitutional population

9,713 9,244 9,353 8,896 360 348

Civilian labor force

2,818 2,587 2,736 2,504 82 83

Participation rate

29.0 28.0 29.3 28.1 22.7 23.8

Employed

2,638 2,490 2,561 2,411 77 79

Employment-population ratio

27.2 26.9 27.4 27.1 21.5 22.7

Unemployed

180 97 175 93 4 4

Unemployment rate

6.4 3.8 6.4 3.7 5.4 4.6

Not in labor force

6,895 6,657 6,617 6,392 278 265

Veterans of other service periods

Civilian noninstitutional population

5,472 5,283 4,772 4,686 701 597

Civilian labor force

3,038 2,834 2,568 2,431 470 403

Participation rate

55.5 53.7 53.8 51.9 67.1 67.5

Employed

2,879 2,715 2,436 2,321 443 393

Employment-population ratio

52.6 51.4 51.1 49.5 63.2 65.9

Unemployed

159 120 132 110 27 10

Unemployment rate

5.2 4.2 5.1 4.5 5.7 2.5

Not in labor force

2,434 2,449 2,203 2,255 231 194

NONVETERANS, 18 years and over

Civilian noninstitutional population

216,102 218,556 95,381 96,681 120,721 121,875

Civilian labor force

142,054 143,819 71,882 72,753 70,173 71,065

Participation rate

65.7 65.8 75.4 75.3 58.1 58.3

Employed

132,446 136,031 66,846 69,006 65,600 67,025

Employment-population ratio

61.3 62.2 70.1 71.4 54.3 55.0

Unemployed

9,608 7,788 5,035 3,747 4,573 4,040

Unemployment rate

6.8 5.4 7.0 5.2 6.5 5.7

Not in labor force

74,047 74,738 23,499 23,928 50,549 50,810

NOTE: Veterans served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces and were not on active duty at the time of the survey. Nonveterans never served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. Veterans could have served anywhere in the world during these periods of service: Gulf War era II (September 2001-present), Gulf War era I (August 1990-August 2001), Vietnam era (August 1964-April 1975), Korean War (July 1950-January 1955), World War II (December 1941-December 1946), and other service periods (all other time periods). Veterans who served in more than one wartime period are classified only in the most recent one. Veterans who served during one of the selected wartime periods and another period are classified only in the wartime period. Beginning with data for January 2014, estimates for veterans incorporate updated weighting procedures.

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Last Modified Date: November 07, 2014
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